The usual B30-7s are headed for Montgomery on the return leg of the daily long-distance local.
Train 746, the Montgomery-Opelika/West Point local, usually draws a pair of B30-7s, but today the crew is making do with one. That means long-hood forward for the eastbound leg.
An SD40-2 fills-in for the usual second B30-7 on the Montgomery-bound return leg of local 746.
In the early 1990s, this train ran with a pair of B30-7s perhaps 90-95% of the time, but anything could show up, as on this day when two U18Bs - one all bright, and one all stealthy - were a pleas... (more)
Crewman rides the steps after dropping a couple cars in the house track.
Wood products are stil in the traffic mix on a lot of Alabama railroads, but on many lines the amount and importance of such traffic has diminished greatly in the last few years. In this shot made... (more)
The engineer bumps the throttle as his B30-7s clear the NS crossing, causing a small cloud of exhaust to float back over the train on an otherwise crisp January afternoon.
Ex-L&N GP38-2 and ex-C&O B30-7 team up on northbound local. In days of yore, Auburn University handled rail deliveries at the small warehouse at left edge of photo, and on a short unloading trestl... (more)
Around the turn of the century, CSX 746 (a turn out of Montgomery that worked to Opelika or West Point, then returned to Mntgmry) ran most days with one or two B30-7s, but anything from an MP15 to... (more)
The homebound leg of the daily turn out of Montgomery drops down the grade into Opelika with a switcher subbing for the usual second B30-7.
Most common power for 746 in the mid-90s was a pair of B30-7s, but today we get a B23-7, GP38-2 and MP15.
Bringing a train in from Savannah, 4018 and friends are about to roll past Terminal Station and will soon be in Brosnan Yard.
The homeward-bound leg of the weekday turn out of Montgomery is headed south with a pretty healthy train. GP40s had been prevalent on the old WofA from the late 1960s onward, but the paint on this... (more)